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Old Posted May 4, 2015, 11:48 PM
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Btw is this the trench you are talking about? In an update I believe it says the historic commission meeting where Olympia development is to make their case for demolishing the Park Avenue Hotel, although it seems to me that they are assuming they will get the demo permit and the trench is preliminary site work.

http://m.detroit.curbed.com/archives...tel-trench.php
nope, I'm talking about the one in capital park, I probably got the name wrong. its the building scheduled for demo next to the building being turned into apartments called the briggs house
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nope, I'm talking about the one in capital park, I probably got the name wrong. its the building scheduled for demo next to the building being turned into apartments called the briggs house
Yea that's the Park Avenue Building. There's like 2 other buildings on Park Avenue that are named after the street; Park Avenue House (which is a hotel) and Park Avenue Hotel which is next to the arena.

Anyway, I haven't heard anything about what's going on in that area.
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Old Posted May 5, 2015, 1:11 AM
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nope, I'm talking about the one in capital park, I probably got the name wrong. its the building scheduled for demo next to the building being turned into apartments called the briggs house

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Yea that's the Park Avenue Building. There's like 2 other buildings on Park Avenue that are named after the street; Park Avenue House (which is a hotel) and Park Avenue Hotel which is next to the arena.

Anyway, I haven't heard anything about what's going on in that area.

It is confusing though they're movin dirt by both
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Brush Park redevelopment plan expected to include Gilbert

The city of Detroit is expected on Wednesday to announce redevelopment plans for Brush Park that includes Dan Gilbert.

Detroit issued a request for proposal to redevelop two parcels totaling 8.4 acres last year.

Crain’s first reported in February that Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC was one of the RFP respondents.

A source said an announcement is expected around noon tomorrow in Brush Park and that multiple developers are involved in the largely residential plan to redevelop the mostly vacant area, which is part of the 100-plus-acre neighborhood that was once home to some of Detroit’s most prominent families
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Sounds like this is going to be an impressive project


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Old Posted May 6, 2015, 11:01 PM
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$70M, over 300 housing units coming to Detroit's Brush Park
By Ian Thibodeau. May 06, 2015.







To be immediately renovated...


Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Real Estate Services is partnering with the City of Detroit and other community leaders to revamp 8.4 acres in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood.

With the massive $70 million development project, Bedrock officials said at a Wednesday press conference that four Victorian mansions on the block will be redeveloped, too.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday that Bedrock, which has focussed much of its money and efforts on downtown Detroit in the last few years, was one of nine companies to bid on the project.

The project further extends big development into Detroit neighborhoods.

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Bedrock Principal Steve Rosenthal said Wednesday that he expects to begin work on redeveloping the four historic mansions immediately, and moving families into the new buildings by the end of 2016.
According to Duggan, 51 percent of the hours worked on the development will be done by Detroit residents.

Twenty percent of the 337 new housing units will qualify as affordable housing.

The project will be completed along with the Brush Park Development Partners, LLC. The group includes Marvin Beatty, Darrel Burks, Freman Hendrix, Pamela Rodgers, Sam Thomas and Bedrock.

Duggan said Wednesday's press conference marks the beginning of the project, and that all renderings are subject to change -- in fact, they probably will.

The plans still have to be approved by Detroit City Council, which should see the initial proposals by June.

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Initial renderings of the site show a fairly modern design scheme with the exception of the four historic homes.

Rosenthal said Wednesday that the artist's conceptions of the Bedrock's plans aren't set in stone. They'll be taking the history of Brush Park into account when they plan the look of the development.
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Amazing. This is the blockbuster development we've all been waiting for.
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Also in development news, apartments built next to Comerica Park could have roof top bleachers. Construction wouldn't begin until after the the baseball season is over with once the deal is finalized (September/October).

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...park/26957499/
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Old Posted May 7, 2015, 6:51 PM
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The Brush Park proposal looks pretty high density. I am glad they are not portraying the new construction as neo-Victorian.

I look forward to seeing the Ransom Gillis house (the one with the turret) and the other three remaining mansions restored to their former glory.
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Old Posted May 7, 2015, 6:53 PM
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Also in development news, apartments built next to Comerica Park could have roof top bleachers. Construction wouldn't begin until after the the baseball season is over with once the deal is finalized (September/October).
Practically it's probably a smart move to wait until after the baseball season ends, Woodward is going to be a mess until M1 rail wraps up and right across the way you have the new Red Wings Arena and Arena District development just ramping up now.
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Old Posted May 14, 2015, 5:27 PM
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Historic Parts of Southwestern High School Will Survive
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The proposed revitalization of Southwestern High School is ON. Detroit's time-honored "this-is-actually-happening" ceremony was held behind the school yesterday afternoon, meaning officials praised each other while reporters squinted at propped-up renderings.
Here's what we know: The auto supplier next door, Sakthi Automotive, will buy and rehab the historic school for "offices, training and warehousing." But not all of the school will survive.
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Inevitably, there's more: Sakthi is also constructing a "100,000-square-foot lightweight metal advanced casting facility" (shown in the renderings) in the space currently occupied by the track and football field. They're also grabbing huge buildings on either side of Southwestern, including a former Fisher Body factory and the old American Mailers warehouse, though there isn't any detail on the future of those buildings.

http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2...ll-survive.php
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Old Posted May 18, 2015, 7:01 PM
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Bedrock has bought Clark Lofts and, more importantly the David Stott tower from DDI:

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Gilbert's Bedrock buys David Stott tower, Clark Lofts
John Gallagher | May 18, 2015

Bedrock Real Estate Services announced Monday it has purchased two historic buildings in downtown Detroit – the David Stott Building and Clark Lofts, both located in the Capitol Park district.

Bedrock is the real estate arm of businessman Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans family of companies. Gilbert and his partners now own or control more than 70 properties in downtown Detroit including Greektown Casino, One Woodward Avenue, the First National Building, and the Federal Reserve Building where the Detroit Free Press has its offices.

The two latest buildings, which are currently vacant, will be renovated and managed by Bedrock. The buildings were previously owned by Shanghai, China-based DDI Group. As in the past, Bedrock did not reveal what it paid for the buildings.

"We look forward to bringing new life to these beautiful properties which are in need of substantial repairs," said Jim Ketai, managing partner and CEO of Bedrock Real Estate Services. "As always, we will fully explore the best possible uses for these buildings that fit with all of the continued growth downtown. The Stott Building and Clark Lofts will no doubt play a vital role in the future of the Capitol Park neighborhood."
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http://www.freep.com/story/money/bus...imon/27535855/

This is definitely great news in my opinion. While it is certainly great to have diversity among downtown property owners, DDI was contributing nothing to the buildings...better Gilbert than letting them sit empty.
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